San Lorenzo Church Florence
San Lorenzo church, also known as Basilica di San Lorenzo (Basilica of St. Lawrence) is located at the centre of Florence city’s main square. It is one of the largest and oldest churches in all of Italy, and holds extreme significance due to the fact that most of the high ranking members of the... Read more
Duomo Florence
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower or Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is a major tourist attraction in the city of Florence, in the region of Tuscany, Italy. Being the major Cathedral church in Florence, large crowds of tourists come to it for religious as well as sightseeing purposes. Located in the... Read more
David di Michelangelo
Michelangelo Buonarroti’s ‘David’ has been hailed as a Renaissance masterpiece and the work of an artistic genius. The statue, sculpted from a leftover block of Carrara marble between 1501 and 1504 when Michelangelo was in his late twenties, towers at a height of 17 feet and represents David about to slay the giant... Read more
Palazzo Pitti Florence
Palazzo Pitti was purchased in 1550 by Eleonora, wife of Cosimo I de’Medici, but it wasn’t the official home of the Medici family until many decades later. The original Palazzo Pitti looked nothing like the stately palace visitors see today as Eleonora and Cosimo considered themselves interior designers and undertook some major renovations.... Read more
Forte Belvedere Florence
Located high above the Giardino di Boboli and Palazzo Pitti, the Forte Belvedere boasts some of the best views of Florence. Commissioned by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici and designed by architect Bernardo Buontalenti during 1590-1595, Forte Belvedere is not your typical fort. As well as protecting the Medici treasury, the... Read more
Chiesa di Santa Croce Florence
The Church of Holy Cross, or Chiesa di Santa Croce, is a beautiful and historic place to visit while in Florence. The church dates back to 1294 but did not receive consecration until 1443 by Eugene IV. Today, this is the main Franciscan church in Florence and is a minor basilica of the Roman... Read more
Galleria degli Uffizi Florence
Situated in central Florence, the Galleria degli Uffizi is widely considered to be one of the most culturally and historically significant art museums in the world receiving 1.5 million visitors every year. A total of 45 rooms display an art collection consisting primarily of paintings dating from the 13th century but there are also many... Read more
Palazzo Vecchio Florence
A visit to Florence isn’t complete without touring the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. This fortress-shaped building with a tower atop its roof is one of the most important buildings in Florence as at different periods it was the home of the Medici family and also the city’s town hall. Today its... Read more
Ponte Vecchio Florence
One of the most photographed images in Florence is a medieval stone bridge called the Ponte Vecchio that runs across the River Arno at its narrowest point. The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest of Florence’s six bridges (Ponte Vecchio literally means “Old Bridge”) and it is believed a bridge was built on this... Read more